Released March 31, 2017, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of
Corn Planted Acreage Down 4 Percent from 2016
Soybean Acreage Up 7 Percent
All Wheat Acreage Down 8 Percent
All Cotton Acreage Up 21 Percent
Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million
acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last
year, planted acreage is expected to be down or unchanged in 38 of the 48
Soybean planted area for 2017 is estimated at a record high 89.5 million
acres, up 7 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage
intentions are up or unchanged in 27 of the 31 estimating States.
All wheat planted area for 2017 is estimated at 46.1 million acres, down
8 percent from 2016. This represents the lowest total planted area for the
United States since records began in 1919. The 2017 winter wheat planted
area, at 32.7 million acres, is down 9 percent from last year but up
1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 23.8 million acres
are Hard Red Winter, 5.53 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.38 million
acres are White Winter. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2017 is
estimated at 11.3 million acres, down 3 percent from 2016. Of this total,
about 10.6 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. The intended Durum
planted area for 2017 is estimated at 2.00 million acres, down 17 percent
from the previous year.
All cotton planted area for 2017 is estimated at 12.2 million acres,
21 percent above last year. Upland area is estimated at 12.0 million acres,
up 21 percent from 2016. American Pima area is estimated at 232,000 acres, up
19 percent from 2016.
Total for just these crops….corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton equal 284 million acres. Texas is 168 million, and Alaska is 425 million acres. Just so you know.
This report was approved on March 31, 2017.
Secretary of Agriculture
Michael L. Young
Agricultural Statistics Board
Joseph L. Parsons